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Mahesh Vyas of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) , interviewed by Govindraj Ethiraj (IndiaSpend.com)

-IndiaSpend.com Latest data indicate a structural shift away from organised sector jobs towards more insecure self-employment or unorganised sector jobs, Mahesh Vyas of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) tells us in this interview Mumbai: "We have an ageing population. If we have shrinking employment in urban places, if the better educated graduates or postgraduates are the ones who are losing jobs, how can we recover the economy from the downslide...

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Women have borne brunt of wage decrease due to COVID-19, says ILO -Damini Nath

-The Hindu Their working hours were reduced, says agency in report Women and lower-paid workers have disproportionately borne the brunt of the decrease in wages due to the COVID-19 crisis as their working hours were reduced, according to the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Global Wage Report 2020-2021. The report, released on Wednesday, said global wage growth fluctuated between 1.6% and 2.2% in the four years preceding the pandemic, that is 2016 to 2019. “In...

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No Jobs In Villages, Bihar’s Migrants Are Returning To Cities -Parth MN and Umesh Kumar Ray

-IndiaSpend.com Patna: Balmiki Kumar’s previous and current jobs are vastly different. For five years, Kumar, 33, taught geography at a private school in Hilsa, a town in central Bihar’s Nalanda district. He now works as a plantation labourer under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). That, however, is not the only difference. In his earlier job, he got paid. “The school shut after the lockdown in March and I...

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In Times Of Job Loss And Insecurity, Malegaon Emerges A Successful Outlier -Parth MN

-IndiaSpend.com Malegaon: Mushtaq Shaikh has done something consistently over the past three months that not many in India have been able to: He has been going to work. A worker at a power loom in Malegaon--250 km northeast of Mumbai--Shaikh, 44, is gradually getting back on his feet. “Our employers looked after us for the first three or four months [of the pandemic],” he told IndiaSpend on a recent September day, standing...

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Techies and teachers take white-collar hit -Basant Kumar Mohanty

-The Telegraph 32.6% of the 18.1 million jobs in the country were lost in four months India witnessed the erosion of nearly a third of its white-collar jobs between May and August, with professionals like software engineers, teachers, accountants and analysts taking the biggest hit, a survey by a data agency has shown. The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy has found that 5.9 million (32.6 per cent) of the 18.1 million white-collar jobs...

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